My next pair of Chacos will definitely be made in the USA, I was always proud when they were made in CO and had a couple of friends that worked there before they shipped much of the production overseas. It's worth it to me to pay a little more for a custom product made here. Have you ever noticed the crap coming out of China just falls apart after a few uses including boating gear.
Boating is one area where you can for the most part buy gear made in the USA and as a bonus the best boats, dryboxes, frames ect are made in the US imo.
Originally Posted by carvedog
When I had new soles and webbing put on a pair I did order the side straps up to the ankle longer and they came out perfect. I think they even did the strap part N/C - their reason was premature strap failure or something. They were quite frayed so....it was win, win.